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Rotary Halloween Celebration October 31

  The Frankenmuth Noon Rotary Club will conduct its annual community Halloween Celebration from 5:30-8pm on Wednesday, October 31.

  The event will be held at the Frankenmuth Fire Department station, located at the corner of West Genesee and North Franklin streets.

  The community’s trick-or-treat hours are 6-7:30pm, with the beginning and end signaled by the FFD’s fire whistle.

  Trick-or-treaters and parents will be offered donuts, cider, orange drink and candy. There will also be games with prizes to the winners. 

  Frankenmuth firefighters will be on hand with the equipment on display and tours of the station will be available. Persons will also be able to view the station’s September 11, 2001 memorial and collect fire prevention handouts. October is Fire Prevention Month.

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Turkey Warriors fundraiser at Gera Tavern Oct. 20

  The goal of the Turkey Warriors is to help feed area families in need on Thanksgiving.

  Turkey Warriors organizers, founder Bob Ranville and partner Nicole Wells will conduct their final fundraiser of the year with Thanksgiving just seven weeks away.

  Ranville and Wells are organizing an all-you-care-to-eat Taco Bar at the Gera Tavern, 2548 South Gera Road, from 2-6pm on Saturday, October 20. In addition to tacos and all the fixings, the event will include a 50/50 raffle, kids’ crafts. Pumpkin painting and door prize drawings.

  Adults are $10 each, children 5-11 are $7 apiece and children under five eat free.

  Wells had an on-going can and bottle drive, taking the returnables to stores such as Kroger in Frankenmuth and using the money to purchase the Thanksgiving meals. Anyone bringing in at least a 13-gallon bag full of bottles or cans will be entered into a drawing for home theater entertainment system with surround sound.

  This is the fourth year for the Turkey Warriors Ranville and Wells.

  “Our goal this year is to feed 349 families, which will make it 2,000 meals served in four years,” Wells said. “In the first year, we purchased and delivered 341 meals. We averaged $21.40 per meal spending $2,867.60 on food. We also drove 4,200 miles without leaving the state.”

  Telacris in Flint are giving out Turkey Bonus Cash for donation plasma, to help with the cause.  Persons donating bottle or cash donations may do so at the Gera Tavern.

  For more information, contact Ranville at 989-906-9608 or visit their Facebook page entitled, Turkey Warriors.


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